Many people claim that duct tape is effective on warts. Unfortuantely, it does not seem that the same can be said about molluscum contagiosum. I have found duct tape to have no effect on molluscum.
Although refuted scientifically, many people claim that duct tape is effective in clearing warts. Use a piece of duct tape to cover a wart and it should clear in a month or so. Many warts clear up on their own after 3 months, so it could be that the people trying duct tape to cure warts missed this calculation in their trials. Personally, I tried duct tape on my molluscum, and it had no effect. I did research on the subject, and, even though some sources claim that duct tape is a possible treatment, I have not come across anyone whose molluscum cleared due to duct tape.
I used duct tape to cover a few of the molluscum bumps I have. Most of my bumps are on my neck, and I did not want to walk around with a patch of black tape on my neck, so I chose a few that were conveniently hidden by clothing. I tried it for about a month, and did not see any improvement.
Duct tape does not seem to be a good treatment for molluscum contagiosum. In my opinion, the best that it does is it covers up the bumps and reduces the risk of contamination from them.
My Rating for Duct Tape: 1/10
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